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Jan 22, 2013 7:00am EST
today just get through high school. the challenge that so many kids confront, and liz murray wrote, you know, a beautiful memoir, "breaking night," about her journey from homelessness to harvard, how are we going to create opportunities for kids whose families won't or can't take care of them who have been told over and over again you're broken because they're poor or their parents hate them or reject them because they're gay or lesbian. these kids feel so damaged that college feels like another planet to them. and we write in the book about the game changing things that cities and nonprofits are doing to create high schools that are connected to homeless youth centers. there's a great program here in the city that's part of or connected to the door which is a drop-in center for disconnected youth. it's in its 41st year, it's an amazing program. and it's called brim academy. and that school was started with this notion that there are young people who are feeling really marginalized and disenfranchised. can you get those kids to come into school if they're homeless or struggling? we at c
Jan 27, 2013 5:00pm EST
did the picking for you. it's a great american art form. ernie pyle, murray cantin. this is literature, an american art form and its history written the present tense and gives you did on our own scandals, tragedies and triads. >> you can read it a try what about earthquakes or floods or political scandal or you can read the way people were talking about it. writing about it at the time. >> we think of contemporary terms that no precedent. close in on scandals like the 30s, 40s or 50s that would make something that came. >> one of the things if they give us on our own problems. so when you read about any scandal trials, we've got the lewinsky scandal. with kathleen parker rating on that. go back to david runyan writing about the al capone trial with the death of john dillinger. we got 9/11, beautiful columns is steve lopez and peggy noonan, but then you read jack london about the 1906 earthquake in san francisco and it does create a sense of perspective. we been through a lot of this stuff before and it's great storytelling that creates perspective on our problems. the instruction of g
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